Medical assisting

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Medical assisting
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2012-02-23 03:05:20
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Certification exam practice
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  1. suffix meaning abnormal sofeting
    -maegaly
  2. toward the midline
    Medial
  3. death of bone tissue
    Osteonecrosis
  4. Outbreak of a disease occurring over a large geographic area.
    Pandemic
  5. outward curvature of the thoracic spine
    Kyphosis
  6. bone broken into many pieces.
    Comminuted
  7. Breakdown of muscle tissue.
    Myolysis.
  8. Condition know as hiccups.
    Singultus
  9. paralysis of both legs and the lower part of the body.
    Paraplegia
  10. bending the foot upward at the ankle?
    Dorsiflexion
  11. Abnormal hardening of an artery?
    Atherosclerosis
  12. abnormally high white blood cell count
    Leukocytosis.
  13. a person might experience dyspnea with what condition?
    Heart failure.
  14. heartburn
    Pyrosis.
  15. colonoscopy would be performed by a
    gastroenterologist.
  16. a stone in the urinary bladder is known as
    cystolith
  17. congenital abnormality in the male in which the urethral opening is located on the upper surface of the penis
    Epispadius.
  18. Term that refers to an irrational fear of going out in public.
    Agoraphobia
  19. Ophthalmologist treats disorders of the
    eye.
  20. Pruritis is also known as
    itching.
  21. Cicatrices is written in
    plural form....
  22. Menorrhagia refers to
    excessive menstrual flow.
  23. excessive thirst.
    Polydipsia
  24. an unexpected reaction to a drug is called
    idiosyncratic
  25. a is a set of signs and symptoms that occur together as part of a specific disease process.
    syndrome.
  26. Olfaction refers to
    Smell
  27. Neural tube defect
    spina bifida
  28. inflammation of the brain.
    encephalitis.
  29. the separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity
    diaphragm
  30. Paradoxical effect of a drug is
    the opposite effect from that expected
  31. drugs are metabolized in the
    liver
  32. primary site from which drugs are excreated from the body
    kidneys
  33. most rapid drug adimistrating is
    intravenous.
  34. whenever necessary
    PRN
  35. medication orders should not contain
    reason for prescription.
  36. Gauge of the needle refers to
    diameter
  37. lasix is 40 mg
    equals 1.5
  38. phenergan 12.5mg
    equals 0.5
  39. medical assistants should not
    diagnose the patient.
  40. faster onset of action is not a correct reason for
    giving medication orally in comparison to parenteral.
  41. when administering medication by nasogastric tube all of the following are true except
    the medication should be cold.
  42. at what angle are intradermal injections given.
    15 degrees.
  43. the appropriate gauge for an intradermal needle is
    26-27
  44. the preferred site for an intramuscular injection in adults is
    Ventrogluteal
  45. the preferred site for an intramuscular injection in children is
    Vastus lateralis.

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